9780520074415-0520074416-Barcelona and Beyond: The Disputation of 1263 and Its Aftermath

Barcelona and Beyond: The Disputation of 1263 and Its Aftermath

ISBN-13: 9780520074415
ISBN-10: 0520074416
Edition: First
Author: Chazan, Robert
Publication date: 1992
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Hardcover 268 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780520074415
ISBN-10: 0520074416
Edition: First
Author: Chazan, Robert
Publication date: 1992
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Hardcover 268 pages

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Acknowledged authors Chazan, Robert wrote Barcelona and Beyond: The Disputation of 1263 and Its Aftermath comprising 268 pages back in 1992. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0520074416 and 9780520074415. Since then Barcelona and Beyond: The Disputation of 1263 and Its Aftermath textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In late July 1263 a public disputation was convened by King James I of Aragon, pitting Friar Paul Christian against the distinguished rabbi of Gerona, Moses ben Nahman. Organized by leading figures in the Dominican Order to give Friar Paul an opportunity to test his innovative missionizing argumentation against a worthy opponent, the spectacle in Barcelona was colorful, impressive, surely somewhat frightening to the Jews, and ultimately indecisive. Both sides claimed victory, and their documented claims have given rise to substantial disagreement among historians over the tone and outcome of this important event.

Robert Chazan's masterly analysis reconstructs the Barcelona disputation from the conflicting Christian and Jewish sources and sets it in its broad historical context, with particular attention to the post-disputation maneuvers on both sides. His richly detailed account focuses on Rabbi ben Nahman's eloquent efforts to reassure his fellow Jews in the face of new missionizing pressures.

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